By Kayla Burton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- A recent recall for store-brands’ Infant Ibuprofen was issued after New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Tris Pharma said there have been possibly found to be more Ibuprofen concentration contained in the bottle, than prescribed, sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar. Half-ounce bottles of the liquid ibuprofen are supposed to contain 50 mg per 1.25 mL of the pain-reliever/fever-reducer medication. Although there have not been any records of children having serious effects from using this product, symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, are results.
Manlius’ St. Joseph’s Family Physician Dr. James Tucker said that this national issue is not something anyone should take lightly.
“It’s an everyday occurrence that kids have something. So I bet it will affect potentially a million people or more. So I think it’s a reason for concern.” Tucker said.
Tucker also added that while parents should take caution of this recall, it is unnecessary to “blow this out of proportion,” considering the child will most-likely recover quickly after taking the product, in addition to there not being any recorded issues so far.
A mother of two young boys, Tonya White, said she typically does not trust local pharmacies when it comes to her children using medicine. After hearing about the recall, White said even though she did not purchase Infant Ibuprofen from these stores, as a mother it is a big concern that she could have bought this product and fed it to her kids.